Africa Prosperity Network (APN), the organizers of the Africa Prosperity Dialogues (APD) has appointed Njack Kane as its Acting Chief Executive Officer.
This selection followed an extensive campaign to identify a seasoned industry professional capable of bridging connections between English and French-speaking Africa, as well as contributing to the global African context.
Njack Kane’s appointment comes as APN restructures its management team in a bid to present a more equitable African organisation. He is supported by Prince Moses, as deputy CEO, and Stéphanie Diatta, as General Manager.
The new management, comprising three members, is proficient in both English and French. Njack Kane’s leadership team is reinforced by an Executive Board, headed by Gabby Otchere-Darko as Executive Chairman. Additionally, a distinguished Advisory Council, consisting of high-level dignitaries and prominent industrialists from various parts of the African continent, provides support.
Commenting on the appointment, the organisation’s Executive Chairman, Gabby Otchere-Darko said: “Following the incredible success and high-level participation of the 2023 Africa Prosperity Dialogues, the Board saw it necessary to further strengthen and extend the organisation’s all-important message of trade and prosperity and the actions needed for Africa to reach its full potential.
“With Njack Kane’s appointment, we are indeed assured of a level of quality that speaks to a deep understanding of APN’s objectives. We believe that his contribution will raise the bar and project the organisation to all nooks and crannies”.
Like APN, Njack Kane believes in the power of partnerships, especially between the Public and Private sectors, and value chains.
“I believe that action-backed conversations between the Public and Private sectors necessarily lead to the emergence of strong, first class and bankable ideas and partnerships that are aligned with the prosperity objectives of APN.
“The solid partnerships that support the APN platform are exactly what is required for bringing African prosperity narratives and actions to Africa, where they belong. I am very happy to join this new adventure with the rest of the team, here at Africa Prosperity Network”, said APN’s acting CEO.
Njack Kane, with Mauritanian and Senegalese roots, was brought up and educated in Switzerland. His father, Elimane Kane, served as the deputy Managing Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) until 1988.
Currently, Njack Kane leads the Intervalle Group of companies and holds the position of vice Chairman at the MEF Endowment Fund. Additionally, he is a Board Member for both the Winds of Hope Foundation, dedicated to eradicating Noma in Africa, and the John A. Kufuor Foundation, with a focus on Leadership, Governance, and Development in Africa.
Njack Kane is married to Absa Kane, who serves as the co-chair of the Swiss Red Cross Ball and holds the role of International Ambassador for the Swiss Red Cross. The couple is blessed with two children.